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The Resource Essays on Plutarch's Lives

Essays on Plutarch's Lives

Label
Essays on Plutarch's Lives
Title
Essays on Plutarch's Lives
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume brings together the work of a wide range of international scholars on the most important themes in Plutarch's Greek and Roman Lives. It includes contributions on Plutarch's life and cultural milieu; his methodology; the chronological order of composition and the cross-references from one Life to another; on the possibility that several biographies were edited simultaneously; the methods Plutarch adopted to summarize his own reading and research; the choice of subjects and of sources; Plutarch's compositional techniques; and the criteria for selecting the Greek and Roman pairs. An introduction discusses the traditions of historiography which influenced Plutarch, and the background to Graeco-Roman biography, analysing Plutarch's sources and assessing how he used them. At the cusp between literature, philosophy, and history, Plutarch's biographies and these studies of them are of unique interest to scholars interested in all aspects of the ancient world
Cataloging source
UkLiU
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Scardigli, Barbara
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  • Biography as a literary form
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Plutarch
Label
Essays on Plutarch's Lives
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Barbara Scardigli -- 1. Plutarch as Biographer / U. Von Wilamowitz-Moellendorf -- 2. On Reading Plutarch's Lives / D.A. Russell -- 3. Towards a Chronology of Plutarch's Works / C.P. Jones -- 4. Plutarch's Adaptation of his Source-Material / C.B.R. Pelling -- 5. Plutarch's Comparison of Pericles and Fabius Maximus / Philip A. Stadter -- 6. Plutarch's Parallel Lives: The Choice of Heroes / Joseph Geiger -- 7. Plutarch, Alcibiades 1-16 / D.A. Russell -- 8. Tragedy and Epic in Plutarch's Alexander / J.M. Mossman -- 9. Hellenic Culture and the Roman Heroes of Plutarch / S.C.R. Swain -- 10. Plutarch's Method of Work in the Roman Lives Postscript / C.B.R. Pelling -- 11. Plutarch and Roman Politics / C.B.R. Pelling -- 12. Plutarch's Life of Coriolanus / D.A. Russell
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780198140764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Essays on Plutarch's Lives
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Barbara Scardigli -- 1. Plutarch as Biographer / U. Von Wilamowitz-Moellendorf -- 2. On Reading Plutarch's Lives / D.A. Russell -- 3. Towards a Chronology of Plutarch's Works / C.P. Jones -- 4. Plutarch's Adaptation of his Source-Material / C.B.R. Pelling -- 5. Plutarch's Comparison of Pericles and Fabius Maximus / Philip A. Stadter -- 6. Plutarch's Parallel Lives: The Choice of Heroes / Joseph Geiger -- 7. Plutarch, Alcibiades 1-16 / D.A. Russell -- 8. Tragedy and Epic in Plutarch's Alexander / J.M. Mossman -- 9. Hellenic Culture and the Roman Heroes of Plutarch / S.C.R. Swain -- 10. Plutarch's Method of Work in the Roman Lives Postscript / C.B.R. Pelling -- 11. Plutarch and Roman Politics / C.B.R. Pelling -- 12. Plutarch's Life of Coriolanus / D.A. Russell
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780198140764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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